[maemo-users] Choice of Programming Languages

From: Simon Budig simon at budig.de
Date: Thu Apr 26 17:45:18 EEST 2007
Eero Tamminen (eero.tamminen at nokia.com) wrote:
> Why JavaScript would be slower than the other interpreted languages
> like Python, Perl etc?

It is not only the language itself, it is also the latency involved for
contacting the (although local) webserver and/or recomputing the layout
of the page.

Latency is one of the primary concerns for usability. Users get
frustrated quickly if a GUI takes its time to react. For Python you have
a backend library for the GUI that is reasonably fast, if you have to do
the same in javascript/html it is bound to be slower, since it is not
designed for that task. Of course it gets worse if there is any real
network involved between the server and the client.

              simon at budig.de              http://simon.budig.de/

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